The time to consider SIEM
The time to consider SIEM as a service has arrived
Now even your SIEM(System Information Event Management) comes in the as-a-service model. Assess whether it’s time to consider outsourcing this fundamental tool in your defense lineup.
The traditional architecture for SIEMs puts all hardware and software on premises at your organization, and your organization’s staff is fully responsible for monitoring and administering the SIEM. Today, many other arrangements are possible, all of which involve your organization and one or more third parties sharing SIEM responsibilities.
What’s come to be known as SIEM as a service is when a managed security services provider assumes some or all of the responsibility for your organization’s SIEM monitoring and administration. Another form, cloud-based SIEM, is when some or all of the SIEM hardware and software are hosted in the cloud instead of on premises.
SIEM as a service, cloud SIEM or something else?
In reality, many organizations use combinations of these, handling some services themselves and outsourcing some and hosting some hardware and software themselves and using cloud-based services for others. The terms themselves aren’t important; what’s important is knowing these options exist and understanding their advantages and pitfalls so you can choose the arrangement that’s best for your organization’s needs and requirements.